MATS WILANDER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/22/1964

Birthplace:

Vaxjo, Sweden

Residence:

Sun Valley, USA

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

170 lbs / 77 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2070

Mats Wilander's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (76%)
    * 2 times fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * First Serve Won Points (65%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (3%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (11%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2.5 more Points & 2 times fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (32%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (55%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 51% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 51% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games (consistency)
    * Worn his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not played)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points & 2 times fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 61% of the Points after playing two Backhand Cross in a row
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Worn his Rivals down with the Backhand
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball or Lob, Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (27%)
    * Serve & Volley (14% of his total won points)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total won points)
    * Chip & Charge (55% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (76%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (61%)

Mats Wilander's Game Style

Server

Very low

Opting for a percentage first serve (75%), only 9% of his first serve in were aces or service winners and this was far below the average of the ATP players. Mats Wilander was nothing but a Server.

Puncher

Very low

Mats Wilander was not a Puncher because his game plan was to wear his rivals down instead of attacking them. He made on average 20% less points & errors with the forehand than his opponents and the kind of forehand with which he has the most effective was the forehand pass (a Retriever shot).

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Possessing a better backhand than forehand, Mats Wilander was more a Tempo player than a Puncher. However, he was not taking risks with the backhand on a regular basis, just from time to time to surprise his opponents.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Even though Mats Wilander was not charging the net as much as his rivals, he still won 27% of his total points at the net (with or without a volley to play). He varied well all kind of net approach: serve & volley, 1-2 punch approach, baseline approach & return volley. Using his footwork perfectly, his volley's quality was also excellent.

Retriever

Very high

Mats Wilander was an outstanding Retriever who won 52% of his points by his rivals' errors. He was as solid as a rock from the back of the court, covered perfectly his court and forced his opponents into taking more and more risks. One of the solution for his rivals was to come in more frequently but Mats Wilander also possessed one of the best pass in the world.

Mats Wilander Grand Slam Highlights

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